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09-11 NEWS
JOHN OSCIAN PARMELE

John O. Parmele [John Oscian, John Oscian, James McGinty, Joseph, Joseph?, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], has lost his second independent bid to become a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In the 82nd District election on Nov. 3, incumbent Republican Harry "Bob" Purkey prevailed with 60.4% of the vote. Democrat Peter Schmidt, polled 35.1%, while John tallied 4.4%. Purkey has held the seat since 1986. Both candidates took a shot at him in 2005: Schmidt, a Republican at the time, lost in the primary; John fell in the general election with 29% of the vote. Purkey amassed $101,000 for this campaign, Schmidt, 60, owner of a construction materials company, had $52,000, and John reported $900. John, 66, a retired Navy chief petty officer from Virginia Beach, campaigned for a 3- to 5-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase. "A lot of people say boo to this, but if you're going to use the roads, pay for it," he said. John also said he'd push to make it illegal for motorists to use cell phones, ban Sunday liquor sales, and legislate against baggy pants. "Black guys started it and the white guys emulate it," John said. "Exposing their underwear, they think it's fashionable--but it isn't cool."


09-10 NEWS
GILBERT PARMELE

After more than 50 years in sports broadcasting, Gilbert Parmele, left, was indicted into the Staten Island Academy Hall of Fame. Gilbert, a member of the Class of '50, is the third member of the family to receive the honor. During the late 1960s, Gilbert served as chief studio statistician and information procurer on ABC's "College Scoreboard Show" and NBC's pro football postseason shows. He was the creator of the concept of "a note, per game, per show," which is still in standard use today. Through the '70s, he wrote and produced "Frank Gifford Sports" for ABC Radio, which was the second-most listened-to show on network radio. He covered the 1984 Summer and Winter Olympics as a writer and reporter for RKO Radio. In 1985, Gilbert joined ESPN and spent the next 24 years writing weekday notes for various anchors and producers. Called "Gil's Goodies," these notes were indispensable tools for nearly every on-air personality, and resulted in Gilbert winning Emmy Awards in 2004 and '05. Other relatives in the academy's Hall of Fame are Gilbert Parmele (Class of '14) and Charles R. Parmele III (Class of '43), both inducted in 1993, the sports organization's inaugural year. (Photo credit: Hilton Flores / Staten Island Advance)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Andrew and Tawnya Parmley bought a Mascoutah, Ill., home from McFadden Construction Inc. for $178,000.
  • Anne Parmele, the writing teacher at Lower Alloways Creek Township School in Salem County, N.J., assisted in an essay contest recognizing everyday heroics.
  • Brett Parmelee, president of Lambda Chi Alpha, announced that his Denver chapter had raised $16,000 over the last school year for the National Sports Center for the Disabled. "It’s a really awesome organization that helps people who wouldn't have the chance to enjoy what we all moved to Colorado to enjoy," Brett said.
  • Caitlyn Parmley, the Kentucky seventh-grade basketball player and her team, Wayne County, placed fourth in the LCA's Lady Eagles Seventh-Grade Tournament in Lexington. Twelve teams participated.
  • Charlie Parmelee, river master for the Grand River Expedition 2010 says the race's biggest obstacle is the economy. Previous sponsor General Motors can't be counted on this time for the 225-mile paddling journey down Michigan's Grand River. "We're scraping the bottom of the bucket for dough, so it's going to be on a budget," said Charlie, 53. of Leslie, Mich.. "I'm just taking care of the logistics on the river." Charlie paddled in the event in 2000 and joined a handful of enthusiasts in last year's inaugural Ultimate Hugh Heward Challenge, a 465-mile trek across Michigan on the Huron and Grand rivers.
  • Chris Parmelee, the Minnesota Twins minor-leaguer, homered, tripled and drove in five runs for the Mesa Solar Sox in an 11-10 loss to the Peoria Saguaros in Arizona Fall League play. Chris was an outfielder/first baseman for the Fort Myers Miracle this past summer in the Florida State League.
  • Cindy Ramos-Parmley, the American Diabetes Assn. spokeswoman in Davenport, Iowa, was on hand for the organization's "Stepping Out to Fight Diabetes," a 3.2-mile walk, which attracted hundreds. "It's just been remarkable," she said about the turnout. "It warms your heart. You forget about the cold completely."
  • Janet Parmelee, the TV host is one of six residents serving on the board that oversees HTTV News, the HomeTowne Public Access Television station for Millburn and Short Hills, N.J. She co-hosted "Millburn View's" coverage of the Fourth of July celebration with the mayor. This fall season, she will co-host a series on the living legends of Millburn, seniors recalling the town from their earliest years.
  • Jim Parmelee, the Massachusetts softball player and the BackOffice Associates 70s All-Stars were 3-and-1 in the seeding round of the World Senior Softball Championships in Phoenix, Ariz. Jim went 11-for-11 over the four games.
  • Julia Parmley, who works in the Office of External Relations at George Washington University, was named a staff writer at George Washington Today. The online publication replaces ByGeorge, a 12-page monthly publication that the university stopped printing last year.
  • Lisa Parmley, the founder of InlineSEO.com has announced her company's release of a free search engine optimization blueprint for a short-cut to high rankings for webmasters and small businesses.
  • Mary Ann Parmelee, the 51-year-old La Canada-Flintridge, Calif., real estate agent, right, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of torture, false imprisonment by violence and second-degree robbery. She and Daniel Weston, who share a home in foreclosure, and three other people are accused of luring two loan-modification agents they suspected of defrauding them to an office in Glendale where the two men were tied up, held for hours and beaten, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney. Authorities said a handgun and wooden knuckles were used in the attack. Police were called after one of the captives managed to escape; both were treated and released from a local hospital. Bail was set at $1 million for Mary, who was being held at the County Jail. Each count of felony torture, defined as inflicting "great bodily injury" for the purpose of "revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose," carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
  • Mason Parmelee, the Newark Valley, N.Y., High School cornerback added a PAT in the Cardinals' 22-21 loss to host Susquehanna Valley in nonleague play.
  • Nancy Parmelee, the president of a Huntsville, Ala., Community Watch is helping other local residents establish neighborhood watches after a string of break-ins in the city and Madison County. "You can't tell me that Huntsville hasn't been affected by the economy. We have seen an increase in petty thefts and vandalism," she said. "It's just an easy set of eyes and ears for police."
  • Patty Parmelee, the Ohio resident, left, recalled being the target of a childhood bully in a Toledo TV-news story on school bullying. "I just remember being afraid," said Patty told a reporter. "I remember going home at night thinking she was going to beat me up the next day." Though most victims are able to cope and move on, they usually don't forget the person who hurt them. "Her name was Anna," Patty said. (Photo credit: WTOL-TV)
  • The Parmelee Farm, the 1847 Killingworth, Conn., homestead of Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee and now a local restoration project, will be the site of a weekend stone wall building workshop. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins. The town now owns the 133-acre property on State Route 81.
  • Paul Parmelee, the physician from Floyd Valley Hospital, right, was to discuss the importance of early detection of breast cancer through regular mammograms at the La Mars, Iowa, hospital's seventh annual "Pink Ribbon Night" at the local convention center.
  • Robin Parmley, president of the Loomis, Calif., Teachers Assn. and a fifth-grade teacher, expressed her shock over the district's elimination of the position of assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. The budget-cutting departure of Carolyn Nichols in June, she said, was upsetting to teachers because Nichols "is the person who supports what we do."
  • Tre Parmalee, the South Bend, Ind., football player caught a touchdown pass for Washington High in the Panthers' 24-0 drubbing of the Mishawaka Cavemen.
... and from Boston, Mass., a two-alarm fire that broke out at the Parmlee Court Homes complex, 123 Northampton St., forced five people out of their apartments and was knocked down in about 10 minutes. No one was injured, but the Fire Department reported damage at $100,000. ... while in Parmele, N.C., firefighters from two counties battled to save a Church Street home, left. No one was injured and the cause of the blaze had yet to be determined.

09-9 NEWS
DAVE PARMELEE

Although The Vultures -- singer-guitarist Warren Brelsford, left, drummer Dave Parmelee and bassist Will Iannuzzi -- has been a steady presence on Connecticut's live scene since forming in 2001, the New Haven trio has just gotten around to releasing a full-length CD, according to The Hartford Courant. The album, "Chingus" (Safety Meeting Records), marks the first time the group has created definitive versions of a dozen of its songs — a marked change from the way the band has approached its live shows, which Brelsford describes as "play any song any way. Anything can be anything." After talking music with Dave at Southern Connecticut State University, the pair formed the band in late 2001. They recruited Iannuzzi and started playing shows with songs that Brelsford had written before the band got together. "When we started, it was highly controlled and had to be rehearsed to a T, and once we got to that point, it was like, now we have to get away from that rigidity," Brelsford says. The band's career has swung from rigid to loose and back. The band set up its gear at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, played through all 12 songs more or less in the order they appear on the album, and then Brelsford spent a few hours overdubbing guitar parts in his basement. Says reviewer Brian LaRue of The New Haven Advocate: "The Vultures are that rare musician's band you don't need to be a musician to enjoy: three players who apply their university-trained chops to blistering skate rock, hard-charging punk riffs, grinding metallic grooves and the occasional neo-surf flourish. Listen closely and you'll hear how dexterous and unpredictable Dave Parmelee's drum fills are ... . The Vultures throw down a wealth of musical ideas. After eight years working the local club circuit, Chingus shows the band demanding their close-up. ..." (Photo Credit: Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Ashley R. Parmley II, the 21-year-old Barker, N.Y., man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana. Officers, responding to a separate request from Ashley and a passenger, noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store in Newfane. In addition to finding the marijuana, authorities also said Ashley’s license had been suspended. He is due to appear in Newfane Town Court.
  • Bethann Parmelee, the Waverly, N.Y. distance runner finished 16th with a time of 21:55.4 at the Cardinal Classic cross-country 5-K race in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • Cody Parmley, the Washington State University sophomore zoology major is financial officer of The Hawaii Club which helps students from the islands cope with life on the mainland. The club was planning a trip to Spokane, Wash., to help freshmen new get ready for Pullman’s snowy weather, he said. "They purchase winter clothes like coats," he said. "We also educate them on what to buy to be prepared for the winter."
  • Dan Palmerlee, the dentist was one of the donors who was thanked by Gilroy, Calif., High School Grad Night Committee for his assistance.
  • Dianne Parmely, the Grand Island, Neb., business owner was featured on a local TV news segment on downtown revitalization. "I just think this town needs a little cake shop of its own, without going to a grocery shop," she said. "I think downtown needs to get some of its originality back." She hopes to Just Desserts, at 206 N. Locust St., by Nov. 1.
  • Gavin Parmley, the actor plays Carmen Ghia in the Pensacola, Fla., Little Theatre's production of "The Producers," one of Mel Brooks' most politically incorrect creations. Gavin plays the significant other of Roger, the director and last-minute star of "Springtime for Hitler," and, says one reviewer. "manages to carry the flamboyant stereotype to even more outrageous levels."
  • Jim Parmelee, the Eastham, Mass., senior softball player had two home runs over the three-day Cape Cod Classic as his BackOffice Associates 70s All-Stars won their third consecutive softball title. The BackOffice 70s squad posted key victories over Key Largo, Fla., Post 56 of Rhode Island and the Eastern Massachusetts All-Stars. About 50 teams competed for the crown.
  • John O. Parmele Jr., right, the retired Navy man from Virginia Beach, Va., is an independent candidate for the state's House of Delegates in the Nov. 3 election. He's running in the 82nd District against Republican Harry R. "Bob" Purkey, the incumbent, and Democratic challenger Peter W. Schmidt. In 2005, John received 29% of the vote when he ran unsuccessfully as an independent against Purkey in a two-man race; John sat out the 2007 race. Purkey has held the seat since 1997, when he ran unopposed.
  • Mason Parmelee, 6-foot-4 Newark Valley, N.Y., High School cornerback caught four touchdown passes as the Cardinals held on for a 33-30 victory of Waverly. Mason had touchdown catches of 8, 14, 33 and 22 yards, twice reaching over Waverly defenders to snare the ball in a Section 4 Football Conference Division VI game. The win gave the Cardinals a 2-0 record in division play and 3-0 overall.
  • Paul Parmalee, he's serving as one of the four editors and photographers on "First," a 30-minute news and information magazine program produced by WHYY-TV in Delaware. The series' premiere was set for Sept. 25.
  • Thomas C. Parmelee, left, a broker for Atlas Settlement Group has listed for sale a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home in St. Louis Hills, Mo., for $399,900. Thomas paid $290,000 for the property in August 2004. The 1,682-square-foot house was built in 1937.
  • Tyler Parmalee, the Lyman Memorial soccer player added an assist for the Bobcats in a 2-0 loss to the Bacon Academy Bulldogs in Windham, Conn.

... and from Cheney, Wash.: Five former residents will finally receive a decent burial – after the urns containing their ashes have gathered dust for decades. Preparations were made by the Cheney Cemetery Assn. for a Sept. 18 interment ceremony at Fairview Cemetery for George E. and Mary (Jannett) Craig, Florrie Christina Elrod, Clarence Wheeler Parmalee and William Cooil. (How's this for irony: The 1933 Free Press obit for Cooil says: "Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time this paper went to press.") Why the five urns never were interred is a mystery to association President Helen Boots. The Ball & Dodd Funeral Home turned the urns over to the association after having had a number of them in its possession since it bought the Drew Funeral Home, now the site of the Cheney Police Department, in 1995. A Ball & Dodd spokeswoman said the company did a months-long search to find remaining family members -- some families could not be located, and some urns had no instructions for disposal. When Ball & Dodd sold the funeral home to the Police Department in 2002, the last five urns were transported to the company’s facility in Spokane and the Cheney records were sent to the Boots Insurance Agency. Boots said the records showed that the urns had been interred, which is why the association was surprised when Ball & Dodd asked them to take the urns for burial. She and other association members have researched each of the five people. Clarence was born April 8, 1900, in Pardeeville, Wis., and was a shoemaker who also made felt hats for men and women. He died March 31, 1946, leaving behind a wife, Dora, and daughters Delphine and Olive. [My notes show that Clarence was the son of Irvin and Olive A. (Wheeler) Parmalee. In the 1880 census of Fond du Lac, Wis., Irvin, born in 1874, and sister Lilly, born about 1872, were living with Kerk and Olive Parmilee, who were born in Germany! Could this be a different family? And there the trail goes cold.]


09-8 NEWS
MARILYN PARMELEE

Divine intervention? Or just plain luck? No matter what the circumstances, a Michigan church is $70,000 richer courtesy of the state lottery--and an anonymous donor. The Covenant Life Worship Center and its 25 members in Haslett, Mich., found one of the May 4 second-prize $10 tickets in the Lucky 7s raffle in their collection plate. The $10 ticket was purchased at a convenience store in Haslett, five miles northeast of Lansing. The lottery Web site says the odds of a single ticket winning $70,000 in Lucky 7s are 1 in 55,556. State lottery officials say the church will receive the full amount of the prize because it is a tax-exempt group. Pastor Marilyn Parmelee, left, tells the Lansing State Journal that the prize money will go toward the church building fund, setting up a missionary fund and supporting local community service projects. "We've had some [tickets] put in our [collection] basket but they weren't worth anything so I've never thought of lottery tickets as money but when you see it's a $70,000 winner that's real money," Marilyn said. "It's made all of us look at ways we can give. You may not have a huge lottery ticket, but there something everybody can do, whether its giving a dollar--it's amazing how fast those dollars add up."

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Barbara Parmley, right, the interpretive specialist for Texas State Parks division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, recently held a teachers' workshop at the Collins Academy in Jefferson that emphasized wildlife and aquatic education. "Children ... are going to be the ones voting on issues like preserving our natural resources. We have to reach them while they're young. They are our future voters and leaders. How can you make a decision on something like that if you don't even know about it?" (Photo credit: Les Hassell / News-Journal)
  • Brett Parmelee, a University of Denver student from Coppell, Texas, has been named to the spring quarter dean's list. He's enrolled in the Daniels College of Business.
  • Carol Parmley, our condolences to her, her daughter Rebecca and their family over the recent death of Carol's father, Eulan Lonzo Bertram, 79, in Wayne County, Ky.
  • Chris Parmelee, the Fort Myers, Fla., outfielder/first baseman will be one of several Twins scheduled to play in the Arizona Fall League this year. He's batting .265, but that doesn't mean he is having a poor season. The 2006 first-round pick (20th overall) for the Minnesota Twins was leading the Florida State League with 71 RBI, his 16 home runs were second and he was tied for third with a .817 on base-plus-slugging percentage.
  • Eric Palmerlee, the guitarist for Descender, says the New York City band "likes to play loud/heavy/aggressive music that really doesn't fit neatly into any one specific genre." Give a listen at: www.myspace.com/descendernyc.
  • Judith Parmelee, co-owner of a new Supercuts in Cedar City, Utah, has been working on the franchise's grand opening in Providence Towne Center.
  • Kenton Parmley, the shortstop who completed his final American Legion baseball season for Post 147 of Marion, Ill., won praises from Coach Greg Haub: "There isn't enough you can say about Parmley. He’s quite the competitor. We’ll probably never have a better all-around player than him."
  • Linda Parmalee, the homeowner was named one of the winners of this year's Cooperstown, N.Y., Beautification Contest. Her Glen Avenue home placed second in the category of Most Effective Overall Planting Which Enhances a Residential Property, as Seen From the Street. Said the judges: "Lavish use of annuals. Good balance of color. Nicely maintained."
  • Mark Parmley, the Australian taekwondo coach and his head instructor brother Glen Parmley of Focus Martial Arts in Mansfield are behind the success of the Mark and Melissa Kakakios family. With 10 children, and an 11th on the way, the Kakakioses produced six state taekwondo champions. Eight members of the family from Esk competed.
  • Parmelee Farm, the farm on State Route 81 outside Killingworth, Conn., will be the site of a weekend workshop on the old art of dry stone wall building on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Info? Email Michelle at mb@mbeckerco.com.
  • Parmley-Bell-Humble Reunion, the three Kentucky families gathered for an Aug. 1 reunion at Wayne County High School.
  • Parmly Billings Memorial Library, left, the Billings, Mont., institution has joined Library2Go, which allows patrons to download 2,000 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks from the library's Web site onto iPods and MP3 devices.
  • Patricia Parmley, the Conway Human Development Center physician presented a workshop on autism at the 17th annual Beyond the Borders conference at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.

... and from Newtown, Conn.: Police are investigating a spate of weekend vandalism, in which a variety of public and private property was damaged, according to Sergeant Douglas Wisentaner. Vandals damaged one $2,500 police department traffic speed display and destroyed another, and damaged parked vehicles and other property -- including a mailbox at Parmalee Hill Road near Butterfield Road -- with rocks or baseball bats.


09-7 NEWS
RUSSELL PARMELEE

Former Godfrey Lee School Board Trustee Russell Parmelee was sentenced in Wyoming, Mich., District Court to 12 months' nonreporting probation and ordered to pay $250 in court costs after pleading no contest to charges of disorderly contact in a conflict with a 16-year-old Lee High School student, and to making harassing phone calls to the mother of the boy's girlfriend. In the plea agreement reached between Assistant City Attorney Paul VanGessel and defense attorney John TerBeek, the conviction will not take effect for a year; if Russell has no other offenses during that time, the charges will be dropped. The city attorney said the two victims were not eager to testify. "I don't think either of them realized what they set in motion when they filed the initial police report," VanGessel said. Meanwhile, the School Board voted 5-1 to appoint TerBeek to fill the vacant seat. TerBeek, 57, previously served as trustee for seven years and resigned in July 2008 to take a job at his brother's California law firm. Voters will decide who serves the remaining two years of the four-year term in the May 2010 election. (See earlier story.)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Andy and Chris Parmley, the two musicians are part of the Young Rebel Set band, right, from Stockton-on-Tees, England. Andy plays guitar; Chris is on bass. You can hear them at My Space.
  • Brian Parmelee, the deputy fire marshal weighed in on a Springfield, Ore,. house fire that was started by a pan of cooking oil left on a hot stove. "The biggest thing when you're cooking in the kitchen is don't leave the kitchen," Brian said. "If you've got your stove on, you don't leave it."
  • Chris Parmelee, the 22-year-old Fort Myers Miracle outfielder was recently named Player of the Week in the Florida State League. The former 2006 Minnesota Twins first-round draft pick from Chino Hills, Calif.,won the league's All-Star Home Run Derby and then added a 9-for-18 week at the plate. He leads the Miracle with nine home runs, 42 RBIs and 30 walks.
  • Christine Parmelee, the one-year counseling intern was hired to be a guidance counselor at Oxford, Conn., High School. A Miami University of Ohio graduate with a B.A. in psychology and minor in Spanish, she also has worked as head coach of boys' and girls' indoor track and assistant coach of varsity girls' softball at the school.
  • Craig Parmelee, left, the Standard & Poor's analyst, says it could take three to four years for consumers to resume spending freely enough to rekindle gambling revenues.
  • Craig Parmley, the Mishawaka, Mich., angler landed a 3.3-pound fish, good enough for third place at the Southwest Michigan Anglers Club tournament at Lake Templene.
  • Gavin Parmley, the Florida set designer is credited for his work in the Pensacola Little Theatre's Treehouse Theatre production of "High School Musical."
  • Hanne Parmele, the Adams Farm Aqua Dragons coach is helping 12-year-old Down's syndrome patient Courtney Pybur with her swimming in Greensboro, N.C. "Coaching Courtney is actually really easy because she's really good at listening, and she has a lot of talent," Hanne says. "It's really no different than coaching any other kids, honestly, because she does work so well."
  • John A. Parmelee, the comptroller of Atlantic Research and Publications recently lost a long-time friend, Gen. Bela K. Kiraly, commander in chief of the revolutionary forces in the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Kiraly, who returned in 1989 to serve in the nation's post-Communist government, died in Budapest at age 97.
  • Jillene Parmelee, our condolences to her Carlisle, Pa., family on the recent death of her father, Dale H. Struble, 62. His surviving grandchildren included Brittney, Devon, and Sydney Parmelee.
  • Kenton Parmley, left, gives teammate Kevin Restivo a hug for leading Marion Post 147's improbable comeback against Effingham Post 120 in Illinois American Legion baseball action. Marion came from 10 runs down to win, 17-16, while Kenton finished 2-for-3, with a double, two walks and a hit batsman. (Photo credit: Andrew Manzo / Marion Daily Republican)
  • Parmalee Hall, the Colorado State University dorm recently hosted freshman orientation.
  • Parmlee Canyon, 100 acres of the Weston County gorge are among those Wyoming areas being seeded with native grass for elk and other wildlife. Fifteen counties in the state are receiving $353,000 in grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for wildlife habitat conservation projects.
  • Parmley Elementary School, the rear of the Willis, Texas, Independent School District facility is being considered for solar-powered lighting. The board was told that installation such lights would cost thousands but monthly electric bills could be cut by as much as 79 percent.
  • Paul Parmelee, one of four Le Mars, Iowa, physicians who will become employees of Avera McKennan Hospital, part of a restructuring as Floyd Valley Hospital acquires Medical Associates for about $1 million.
  • Robert Parmelee, the chairman of the Fort Worth, Texas, Transportation Authority board notes that the bus and commuter rail agency faces a lean year under a tight budget and potentially tense labor negotiations with drivers and mechanics. Negotiations are "going to be a challenge," Robert said. "I hope [the unions] understand we don’t have money for raises. We have significantly tightened our belts."
  • Roxanne Parmele, she is among those helping the Baldwinsville, N.Y., YMCA raise the funds to build the Northwest Family YMCA at Drake’s Landing and Route 31. To date, the group has raised more than $2 million and has designed the site plan for the facility. She's second from the left in this photo of a Board of Managers meeting. (Photo credit: Central New York Eagle Newspapers)

09-6 NEWS
RUSSELL PARMELEE

Trustee Russell Parmelee has resigned the Godfrey Lee School Board in Wyoming, Mich., amid allegations that he bumped a 16-year-old student with his van and stalked a woman. "I am very sorry for any embarrassment that I may have caused any of you with the recent events that have taken place," he wrote to administrators, staff and stakeholders in a letter of resignation. Russell, 49, declined to comment further. Attorney John TerBeek said his client made a "personal decision ... and he is not guilty." Russell was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery, and stalking. He is accused of striking a Lee High School student with his van on a city street June 2 while the boy was intervening in an argument. The boy was not injured. The stalking charge, court records show, involves Wendy Coyne, the mother of the boy's girlfriend, and revolves around alleged events said to have taken place between April and June 2. "It appears the incident was a stalking that escalated into an alleged assault," Police Capt. Brad Schutter said. Russell was arrested June 2 at his home, after the traffic incident, and spent the night in jail. He posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond the next day. "I consider [Russell] my friend," said Board President Dennis Groendyk, "and I believe he did a fine job for us while he was on the board." The board voted to accept the resignation, 5-1, with Secretary Theresa Plummer opposed. "He would have posed no threat to the school district," she said. Russell was elected to the board in 2008 in his third attempt for a seat. Trustees plan to conduct interviews July 13 to fill the vacancy.

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Chris Parmelee, left, the Fort Myers designated hitter/outfielder won the recent Florida State League All-Star Home Run Derby at Hammond Stadium. The Minnesota Twins prospect slugged eight home runs in the second round to clinch a spot in the final, where edged St. Lucie Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis 3-2. Chris hit a total of 13 homers in the three-round contest. The Chino Hills, Calif., native was an Aflac All-American in high school and a former first-round pick of the Twins in 2006. He's batting .246 and leads the Miracle with eight home runs and 33 RBIs this season.
  • Christine Ann Parmalee, 44, of Albany, Ore., was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after she allegedly walked into a stranger's home and made demands on a family watching TV and drinking coffee. Christine, who was taken to the Linn County Jail, has had several recent encounters with police. Earlier that day, police had told her to move on after they received a complaint about her standing in the drive-through at a fast-food business.
  • David Parmley and the Continental Divide, left, the bluegrass group only got a few minutes into their set at the summer's first Mayor's Third Friday Jubilee in Marietta, Ohio, when the rain came down and the audience rolled out. (Photo credit: Kate York / The Marietta Times)
  • Debbie Parmley, the Hawaiian real estate professional has been named vice president of resort commercial properties for Colliers Monroe Friedlander. She was previously a key member of the development and management team for Waikoloa Resorts Queens' MarketPlace and Kings' Shops.
  • Ian Parmley, he had four stolen bases for the Everett (Wash.) Merchants as they rolled to a fifth straight win with a 7-0 shutout over the host Seattle Studs.
  • Jalen Parmele, right, the running back was retained by the Baltimore Ravens for the upcoming NFL season.
  • Jerry Parmley, the Vietnam War veteran helped organize a Flag Day picnic for fellow vets in Northwood, Iowa. "We've all got a lot in common," Jerry said. "In a lot of ways we're like brothers." He said it's important to remind the vets, their service was appreciated.
  • John Parmele Jr., the Virginia independent is challenging long-time incumbent Republican Harry R. "Bob" Purkey of Virginia Beach for his seat in the House of Delegates. Also in the Nov. 3 race is Democrat Peter Schmidt. John ran against Purkey four years ago.
  • John Parmelee, the superintendent at Indians Springs Golf Club was recently quoted in a story on the Middlefield, Conn., course. John says the course is trying to market itself more to families looking to get the next generation of golfers into the game. “What we’re kind of aiming for is Mom or Dad, or whoever, to take the kids out and get them started young -- future golfers. It’s good to either get them out of the house or get them off the video games. Get up, get out and enjoy the game ... . We want to encourage them to learn the right way.”
  • John Douglas Parmalee, 45, of Albany, Ore., was arrested at gunpoint taken to the Linn County Jail on suspicion of driving while suspended, attempt to elude police, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless endangering. He was also cited for driving uninsured and having an open container. Earlier in the day, John was cited at a traffic stop for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, and taken to the Linn County Jail on a warrant. He was released from jail during the day and acquired another vehicle, police said.
  • Keith Parmley, the Wayne County, Ky., resident participated in a discussion before the county Fiscal Court about the growing local methamphetamine problem. Keith said he knew of a man who got involved with meth and watched it ruined the man's life. He said that the recent death of a toddler whose parents have been charged in the boy's death has been something he can't put out of his mind. "There hasn't been a day go by since then that I haven¹t thought about it," Keith said.
  • Kenton Parmley, the right-handed fireballer pitched five relief innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits with 11 strikeouts and two walks as American Legion Post 147 baseball team of Marion, Ill., defeated Orient Post 1961, 13-12. "Parmley was in an extended relief role, which I really don't like to use him that many innings," said Coach Greg Haub said. "We had no other options, but he's a competitor and a winner out there. I know what I'm going to get from him."
  • Marcy Parmley, right, the Bakersfield, Calif., insurance agent has been named a "championship" agent by Farmers Insurance, in recognition for her high sales volume for auto, home, life and business policies, as well as her high client retention and ability to maintain profitability.
  • Ross E. Parmly, the East Tennessee State University student was named to the Spring 2009 Dean’s List.
  • Sarah Parmelee, the salutatorian addressed her 368 West Haven (Conn.) High School classmates at commencement exercises at Ken Strong Stadium. "Though this sounds frightening," she said, "I see it as an exciting new adventure."
  • Shawna Parmelly, the peer assistance leadership teacher at Cooper High School who works with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Abilene, Texas, area was recently singled out for her efforts for the youth organization.
  • Susan Parmelee, the Champlain Valley Union High sophomore's hitting was cited as providing some late-season punch to the 2-15 Redhawks softball team in Hinesburg, Vt. In the final game, Susan recorded three hits in the 10-7 win over South Burlington.
  • William Joseph Parmley, he was among those indicted by a recent Navarro County, Texas, grand jury. The charge: DUI / third offense or subsequent.

... and from Maputo, Mozambique: A group of armed robbers attacked a church elder, his wife and four others during dinner at a home. Russell M. Nelson, 84, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and wife his wife, were in the African nation for a church assignment. The Nelsons were dining at the home of Mozambique Maputo Mission President Blair Packard, along with William and Shanna Parmley of the Africa Southeast Area Presidency. Packard's wife, Cindy, suffered a broken arm.


09-5 NEWS
LIZ PARMELEE

Meet one of Connecticut's biggest losers, Liz Parmelee of West Haven. She and her two teammates won the $3,000 CT Fitness Challenge, a 12-week weight-loss competition for three-member teams across the Nutmeg State. Personal trainer and New Haven gym owner Mubarakah Ibrahim cue from the NBC-TV's "Biggest Loser" reality series and set up the competition, charging each entrant a $49 fee that went to the American Diabetes Assn. "I see that people really compete and that's a motivating factor of losing the weight," Ibrahim said. "And, of course, the money is a motivating factor as well." The winning team, right -- Denise Webb, left, Denise DuClos, who is Liz's boss, and Liz -- lost a total of 49 pounds. "When this came up," Liz said, "it was the perfect motivation, cause you don't want to less your boss down. Once you get started, it feels so good it makes you want to keep going." Through diet and exercise, the three beat out 16 other teams and lost more than 10 percent of their combined body weight. Liz lost 19 pounds while each of her teammates lost 15. Each received a $1,000 check from Ibrahim.

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Carrie Jo Parmley, the facilitator of literacy and media services of the Tyler (Texas) Independent School District, will be reading to Jack Elementary students during Children's Book Week.
  • Charles O. Parmelee, one of the four canoeists who embarked on a 465-mile adventure from Detroit to Chicago, took a planned early out from the endeavor to celebrate his daughter's graduation from Hope College. The rest of the team has completed the upstream portion of the journey to Grand Rapids. (See earlier story.)
  • Clark and Jayne Parmley, our condolences on the death of her grandmother, Lena (Santoro) Salla, 94, of Vineland, N.J.
  • Jane Parmley, one of the primary donors of a 20-year project to start expansion of the Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga, N.Y., was cited by library director Heather Johns.
  • Jerry Parmley, the Iowa's Worth County veteran affairs director, is backing a drive for a VA office in each of the state's counties. Currently veterans living there have to travel to Cerro Gordo County for assistance. Jerry's says he's using his county's $10,000-a-year mandate from the state to find a building in Northwood.
  • Jim Parmley, left, the drummer and his fellow King Blues band members recently played eight gigs between London and Glasgow in 24 hours. The British group's latest single is "I Got Love"; their new album, "Save the World. Get the Girl" has just been released.
  • John Parmalee, manager of the Naked Turtle restaurant and bar in Plattsburgh, N.Y., says the arrival of Quebec tourists has made him cautiously optimistic about this season on Lake Champlain. "I think if we get nice weather," John said, "we're going to see people traveling."
  • Julia Parmelee, the 9-year-old Medina Gymnastics Academy member was second on bars, seventh on beam and floor in her division, and tallied 35.75 in the all-around at the State Gymnastics Championship in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Mason Parmelee, the Newark Valley (N.Y) High School baseball player pitched into the seventh inning and struck out 11 as the Cardinals defeated Marathon, 13-7.
  • Michael R. Parmele, the Democrat and his fellow Annapolis Board of Elections of Supervisors members are in the thick of things. The vote in Maryland's capital city is only five months away, but officials still don't know when, where or who will coordinate the voting after the county schools superintendent barred the city from holding elections at schools during class hours. And this year the entire elections board has been replaced: The chairwoman left to serve as a campaign manager, another member stepped down amid controversy over work he performed for the city and the third quit. Michael R. Parmele stepped in as one of the replacements a few months ago; his term expires next year.
  • Ralph "Scott" Parmelee, right, the member of the Newark Valley (N.Y.) Central School District Board of Education was one of three unopposed incumbents recently seeking new terms. Ralph tallied 324 votes to Thomas Darpino's 316 and James Phillips' 311.
  • Susan Parmalee, the softball player from Champlain Valley Union High in Hinesburg, Vt., came up with two of the Redhawks' nine hits against St. Johnsbury Academy, but the Hawks lost, 23-0, falling to 0-11 for the season.
  • Will Parmalee, the baseball player from Briarcliff High in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to propel the Bears to a 10-5 victory over Croton Harmon.

... and from Killingworth, Conn.: Ann Faust from the Middlesex County Community Foundation presented Municipal Land Use Chairman Hilary Kumnick with a $3,000 grant check for financial support toward a feasibility study and conditions survey of the farmhouse at Parmelee Farm on State Route 81. The town was awarded a $14,290 matching grant from the Historic Preservation Technical Assistance program and will use the foundation funds to offset the town's $8,400 portion. The Historical Society, which hopes to use the house to exhibit its collection, contributed $250 and the land-use committee is looking for other local organizations to offset the remaining funds. Dudek is also filing an application to have the house put on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1847 Parmelee House was first owned by Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee, Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins.


09-4 NEWS
CHARLES ORREN PARMELEE

Having paddled an abbreviated version of the Ultimate Hugh Heward Challenge last year, Charles Orren Parmelee [Orren Charles, Howard H., Charles, Susannah, Erastus K., Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John] has a good idea what he's in for. The 52-year-old Leslie, Mich., man is one of five attempting to traverse Michigan's Huron and Grand rivers, from the mouth of the Huron in Belle Isle to Chicago. Charles, a retired General Motors toolmaker and past president of the Lansing Oar & Paddle Club, said he last year he had to contend with snow and paddling upstream on the Huron when it was at its highest level in 40 years. An overhanging branch dumped him into fast currents near Ann Arbor as he tried to retrieve a lost hat. Not again, he said. "If I lose my hat this time, it's gone." he said. Charles said he dropped 25 pounds during his last trip. "Some people ask me why [I'm doing this], and I don't really have a real answer. I got the gypsy blood, I guess. The only difference between me and a lot of people is I have the time." The 23-day trek emulates the 1790 feat of the British trader for which it's named. It takes paddlers over two dozen portages, the longest of which is 7 miles. Extra hands and wheeled canoe carts help, Charles said. No one plans to bed down at a local motel, he said; the squad will find safe locales to camp along the route. (Map credit: Grand Rapids Press)

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Alan Parmalee, the business administrator for the Woodbine, N.J., Board of Education says this year's budgeting is difficult because of the district's lean surplus and its high student mobility rate. During a typical school year, he said, 30 percent of the students will come or go. The board's $5.1 million budget proposes an almost 11 percent tax-rate hike, primarily because of a 32 percent jump in tuition at Millville High School, from $6,495 to $8,603 per student. The district probably won't launch any programs next year, Alan said. "We're trying to hold onto what we've got," he said.
  • Bernie Parmalee, left, the Notre Dame tight end coach and former Miami Dolphin was quoted in an article about strange football moments. "We were playing the Raiders. They came to Miami and it was hot and humid. It was the third quarter and the D-linemen, we were doing the cadence and I was like, 'We got 'em now. We got 'em now boys.' ... It was the D-tackle for the Raiders. He just hurled. It wasn't like it was half time or a couple minutes or a two-minute break or it was a time-out. This was during play. That was back in '94. We won in overtime."
  • Carl Parmalee, the Elmira, N.Y., man who works for a Red Cross program that helps people pay their utility bills, was honored by the organization for his commitment to blood services and volunteer work. Carl has donated 27 gallons of blood over the years and used to be an on-call donor. "He used to make middle-of-the-night trips to donate blood to those in need," said Joel Robinson, Sullivan Trail Chapter executive director.
  • Carl Parmelee was speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in Big Flats, N.Y.
  • Chris Parmelee, right, the 2006 first-round baseball draft pick had an RBI single in the third inning that gave Fort Myers a 4-0 lead before an opening-day crowd of 8,300. Chris is playing right field and first base for the Miracle, the Class A, Florida State League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Miracle defeated the Stone Crabs of the Tampa Bay Rays organization, 7-1.
  • Cody and Corin Parmley, the Marion, Kan., the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club members performed in a skit depicting how two families are dealing with the current economy. One family continues to go to the mall, dine out, and languish in debt while the 4-H family has learned to sew, knit, cook, and found inexpensive ways to entertain themselves.
  • Craig Parmley, the deejay helped put on a "senior prom" at a Marian, Ind., retirement home. The Junior Civitans from Marian High School threw their ninth annual prom for residents of Golden Living’s Fountainview and Countryside sites. About 40 residents took part--each with a date. The students decorated the facility and Craig supplied the music.
  • Dakota Parmley, the Bethany Charter School student is one of five who make up a team that will compete in the Oregon Battle of the Books at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.
  • Jennifer Parmelee Witt, the assistant research director for Limra Group Product Research of Windsor, Conn., says a survey by her company found that most employers are retaining employee benefits despite the economy. "At a time when companies are looking for ways to cut costs, we were surprised that more than 95 percent of employers said they plan to continue to provide the same group, health and retirement benefits to their employees over the next 12 months," she said. "Employees have come to rely solely on their company-sponsored benefits to provide for the health and retirement needs as there is less public assistance available. Employers understand this and are committed to sustaining them."
  • James Parmalee, right, of Republicans United for Tax Relief, was among those who testified before the Fairfax County, Va., Board of Supervisors budget hearings. "Please, overall, do not make it too expensive to live in Fairfax County," he said. "Taxes are high. People are hurting." The county is struggling to plug a $650 million hole in its budget.
  • James Parmelee, the Hernando High sophomore is the No. 5 man on the Florida school's tennis team as it takes on Nature Coast Technical.
  • Jim Parmelee, director of power markets for the Long Island Power Authority, defended the utility's vision for the region's energy future after critics questioned the plan's presumptions of moderate rate hikes and its goals for reducing greenhouse gases. He stressed that the plan he authored was still in draft form. "This is only a model based on a set of assumptions and the assumptions may or may not be reality," said Jim.
  • Joanne Parmelee, the Marinette, Wisc., resident's cousin, John R. Westberg of Manitowoc, has died at the age of 78. We extend our condolences.
  • John P. Parmley, the manager of healthcare risk management programs for Standard Register’s Healthcare Business, announced that the Dayton, Ohio, business forms manufacturer has made an agreement with Salar to convert paper medical notes and records to digital formats. "The medication history is often one of the weakest links.," John said. "When patients enter the hospital, they are frequently stressed. They may not remember all of the medications that have been prescribed for their various conditions, the specific names or the doses."
  • Karin Parmelee, the American ex-pat now living in Taichung, Taiwan, says she's been to every Spring Scream, the island's long-running indie music festival. What started as a small beach party in Kenting with a few ragtag bands 15 years ago has become an annual event attended by thousands. "You always know it’s going to be a good party. You always know that you’re going to see good music," she said. In the festivals' early years, she helped clean up as a volunteer; she's performed on stage with her now-defunct band 69 Across; and this year she’s selling candles, photographs and postcards of images from past Spring Screams. Karin said she has noticed more costumes and stage chutzpah among Taiwanese bands: "I love to see the young Taiwanese in such get-ups and really going for it, and they’re so excited to be there."
  • Kenton Parmley, the Southeast Missouri State baseball player, right, singles in a fourth-inning run against Jacksonville State at Capaha Field. The Redhawks prevailed, 7-4. (Photo credit: Fred Lynch / Southeast Missourian)
  • Kess Parmelly, the Wylie Junior High School tennis player was among those finishing third in the AISD Doubles Tournament in Abilene, Texas.
  • Lorraine Parmelee, the Dayton, Ohio, photographer received an honorable mention at the Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit for her entry "E Pluribus Unum." Hers was one of 89 chosen from 251 works by 151 artists. The exhibit is on view at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton.
  • Mark David Parmele and Rosa M. Drabick, both 51 and of Carson City, Nev., have taken out a marriage license at the Montcalm County courthouse.
  • Mary Ann Parmelee, a trainer in Aiken, S.C., looks on as one of her students, Greenbrier Equine Society senior Melanie Carraway, announces that she will ride for the University of Georgia's equestrian team; with them are Carraway's parents, Mike and Sandra. Many of Mary Ann's students have chosen the University of South Carolina. (Stephen Fastenau / The Columbia County News-Times)
  • Michael Parmalee, the Dallas, Pa., student and partner Bray Vanderhoff placed third with their performance of a memorized dramatic interpretation of "Four-ensics" at Gate of Heaven School.
  • Nick Parmelee, the St. Joseph Central High School senior is playing the part of disc jockey Vince Fontaine in a production of "Grease" at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Parmalee, the rock band, left, took to the outdoor stage at the inaugural Raleigh Spring Music Festival in North Carolina.
  • Parmalee Elementary School, the Jefferson County, Colo., school was one of a dozen in the Jeffco Public School District to dismiss early because of a late-spring snowstorm.
  • Parmalee Hall, left, is one of two Colorado State University dorms included in a proposed $26 million renovation and expansion. The project at the Fort Collins, Colo., school would add as many as 160 beds in Parmalee and Braiden halls and could be done relatively quickly. The university is also considering a new dorm on the site of Newsom Hall, which would house more students but take longer to build and cost as much as $65 million more. Freshman Randi Clark said she considers Parmalee's decor "a little bland" but nevertheless chose to live there because her older brother recommended it. But, she said, "Parking is terrible here. You can never find a spot."
  • Paul Parmelee, the bantam house league hockey coach's Crazy Train team is one of 10 finalists in the Team Up and Bring Home the Cup contest, which will present the winner a chance to hang out with Lord Stanley's mug and hockey legend Mark Messier. After the Nepean, Ontario, team's recent bottle drive raised more than $800, which they gave to the Military Families Fund, the 13- and 14-year-olds decided that if they win, they will donate the visit by the Cup and Messier--as well as the surround-sound big-screen TV and chairs--to the people of Petawawa so more money can be raised to help Canadian families who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan. "I've very proud of the kids," said Paul. "They're so selfless. The whole group of them. We didn't win games, but nobody ever got down on anybody. Their morale was always up."
  • Rebecca "Mikkie" Parmelee, after being in and out of Harold Ferguson High School and enrolled in other alternative programs over the years, the 19-year-old returned to the Loveland, Colo., school as it graduated its first class in a new building.
  • Robin Parmley, the Franklin Elementary School teacher isn't happy about the Loomis, Calif., Union School District's two charter schools proposed to open next year. The district "is taking advantage of tough times to deny teachers their contracted rights," she said in a letter she distributed to parents at the school. She wrote that teachers don’t oppose charter schools as long as teachers have the right to be in the union. Franklin Principal Shawn Shaw said the district did not want union membership at the charter schools because it is difficult to implement programs when the district must deal with unions.
  • Tanner Parmely, the Wiley, Colo., basketball player was selected to the 2008-09 Arkansas Valley All-Conference Girls Basketball Second Team.
  • Terri Parmly and Harriette Myers tied with a 57 net score in the Ladies Golf Association's par-3 tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Terri also placed 13th in the closest-to-the-pin challenge.
  • Trevor Parmalee, the San Clemente, Calif., tennis player, right, hits a volley during a doubles match against Mission Viejo. He and partner Mike Yamane won two of three sets. (Photo credit: Paul Bersebach / The Orange County Register)
  • Vine R. Parmalee, the late Superior Court judge's embezzler has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Gary P. Mallows of Longmeadow, Mass., who was convicted of stealing $124,500 from the Suffield, Mass., judge's estate, was charged with tax evasion. In 2007, Mallows was sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspended, and five years' probation for two estate thefts. He was ordered to get a job and pay restitution, but he has been barred from working as an accountant.
  • Will Parmalee, the Ossining pitcher gave up a single--and the winning run--to Kyle Roth of Briarcliff in the bottom of the eighth in the championship game of the Briarcliff, N.Y., tournament. Ossining came up on the short end of a 7-6 score.

09-3 NEWS
JONATHAN EDWARD PARMALEE

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the case of a former Buffalo, Mo., police officer who is accused of having sex with two underage girls. Jonathan Edward Parmalee, 25, has been charged with one count each of forcible and statutory rape. According to a probable-cause statement, a 16-year-old said Parmalee forced her to have sexual intercourse last May at his home. The document also states that a woman said he had consensual sex with her at his home between March and August 2006, when she was 17 (a second report says 16) and he was 22. Jonathan was a Buffalo police officer from July 1 to Oct. 27, 2008. Police Chief Sam Hartsell described Jonathan as an inquisitive rookie on the force, but that he left the force amid rumors involving him with local teenage girls. "He called me and I was asking him about these [rumors]," the chief said, "and he said, 'That's what I wanted to talk to you about.' And considering the allegations, he thought it might be best if he resigned at that time." Hartsell agreed.. Jonathan was being held in the Polk County Jail instead of the Dallas County Jail to protect him from inmates that he might have investigated; bond was set at $75,000. Jonathan could face a prison sentence of five to 30 years for forcible rape and up to seven years for statutory rape.

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Allan Parmelee, the Washington inmate who has made hundreds of requests for photos, surveillance video or personnel files on judges, prosecutors, prison guards and others he's encountered in his legal case has been trumped. Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law legislation permitting government agencies or public employees who are the targets of records requests from inmates to bring those requests to a Superior Court judge. The judge could strike the requests upon finding they are intended to harass or intimidate, or that disclosure of the records would jeopardize security. The judge could also keep the prisoner from making requests for a period of time. Allan is serving 17 years for bombing the cars of two attorneys. (His obituary)
  • Andrea Parmley, the receiver for the St. Cloud, Fla., Bulldogs flag football team should return to play this season after recuperating from a soccer injury.
  • Carl Parmalee, he'll be honored by the Sullivan Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross for his support of blood services and community volunteer work at a heroes' breakfast in Elmira, N.Y.
  • Dave Parmelee, the drummer and his band Atrina performed at Two Boots in Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Gary Parmley, the part-time member of the Eliot, Maine, winter road crew was among those thanked by Road Commissioner Bill Shapleigh for keeping the local highways cleared of snow and ice this year.
  • Katelyn Parmalee, the 17-year-old bowler's Vandercook Lake High School girls team won the Michigan Division 3 team state championship at Airport Lanes in Jackson. After finishing runners-up two years in a row, Vandercook Lake brought home its first title since 2005, defeating Wyoming Kelloggsville by 13 pins, 1,655-1,642. ... Katelyn also has received a President's Volunteer Service Award for exemplary volunteer service. She volunteered at a junior high school church camp as well as within the community of Vandercook Lake.
  • Kenton Parmley, left, the freshman shortstop from Goreville, Ill., belted his first collegiate homer, a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth, to lift Southeast Missouri State past Northern Illinois, 8-6. "That's the way to get my first home run I guess," said Kenton, shown at left being congratulated at home plate by teammate Justin Wheeler. So, did he realize that the ball was leaving the park as soon as he connected? "I had no idea. I've never played on a field this big [before this year]," Parmley said. After a slow start offensively this year, Kenton's batting average has inched up to .263. And his defense has been solid. "He just continues to get a little more settled in," said Coach Mark Hogan. "He's doing well. We haven't been disappointed in him at all." (Photo credit: Elizabeth Dodd / Southeast Missourian)
  • Monica Parmley, the mental health coordinator for Portland (Ore.) Public Schools, was in a recent article on canine therapy at Tualatin High School. "Many students can't learn reading, writing and arithmetic if they're wondering where they are going to sleep at night or worried about their family member who is drinking or experiencing domestic violence," she said.
  • Parmele Law Firm PA, the Wichita, Kan., firm is expanding its office by an additional 1,500 square feet. In 2007, the company built a 9,000-square-foot building at 8623 E. 32nd St. N. and occupied about two thirds of it. The firm, which is owned by Daniel A. Parmele, right, and has offices in Springfield and Wichita, has hired two more attorneys and a support staff member during the past quarter. The firm specializes in disability law.
  • Parmalee Industries, the company was one of several burglarized in Henry and Pettis counties around Windsor, Mo. “This burglary of the former Parmalee Industries resulted in the removal of approximately 1,400 feet of copper wiring from breaker boxes and conduits within the building itself,” said Henry County Sheriff J. Kent Oberkrom. Mitchell Tallman, 40, has been charged so far with four counts of second-degree burglary in the string of crimes.
  • Parmelee-Hill Wines and Vineyards was one of eight wineries participating in the first Eighth Street Wineries Open House in Sonoma, Calif.
  • Robert and Nellie Parmely, our sympathies to the couple upon the death of their nephew, Donald Beeber, 58, of Belfair, Wash.
  • Scott Thomas Parmley, the 23-year-old Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison on federal child pornography charge. He pled guilty in December to one felony count of possession of child porn. According to court documents, he admitted to having the illicit materials on his computer, according to U.S. attorney Catherine Hanaway.

... and from Beaverton, Ore.: A Sheriff's Department internal investigation has revealed that James R. Parmelee fooled two deputies for about three hours into believing he was still in his bed while he broke out of his cell of the Washington County Jail in 2006. He nearly became the Hillsboro, Ore., facility's first escapee. Jail officials said that on June 19, 2006, Jim stuffed his bed with clothing and hid in a recreation area. He then used an improvised tool to pry through a steel-wire security fence. Still stuck in an outdoor area open to the sky, Jim climbed 10 to 15 feet up a drainpipe before falling to the ground. "It could have been done," said David Kirby, jail commander. "I think he had doubt and fell"” Deputies eventually found Jim, 44, stuck between the jail’s walls, lying on the ground with an injured back and ribs. Officials said Jim's efforts proved that the 1998 jail is well-designed. But the incident also showed that at least two deputies made mistakes that could have been easily avoided, the report said. Jail officials said the deputies--one young and inexperienced--failed to follow policies that ensure all inmates are accounted for at regular intervals. They said deputies should have found Jim about a half hour after he hid. The names of the deputies were not released, but Sheriff Rob Gordon said that they are "good people." Kirby said action would be taken but declined to provide specifics. According to the investigation, Jim went missing at about 5:25 p.m. He was one of about 60 inmates in a ground-floor pod, a secure area with individual cells and a common eating and recreation area that is supervised by one deputy. The first deputy went on break about 6 p.m., but before doing so, failed to do a required "check for skin" to ensure each inmate was accounted for. About 7 p.m., a second deputy conducted a formal count of inmates but didn't do it properly and Jim went undetected. It wasn't until 8:30 p.m. that Jim was discovered missing during another official count, jail officials said. Jim, who was booked into the jail on multiple charges stemming from several retail store robberies in Tualatin, Tigard and Raleigh Hills, also has been charged with second-degree escape. Jim, a career criminal who has spent half his life behind bars, is in the jail’s maximum security pod, segregated from other inmates.


09-2 NEWS
DAVID PARMLEY

The Feb. 10 release of "3 Silver Dollars" is the sixth album for David Parmley and the Continental Divide for Pinecastle Records. This one features David on guitar and vocals, Dale Perry on banjo, guitar and vocals, Ron Spears on mandolin and vocals, and guests Ron Stewart on fiddle, Kyle Perkins on bass and Rhonda Vincent on harmony vocals. The title track was written by Tom T. Hall, one of the most successful bluegrass songwriters. Other songs include Pete Seeger's "Winsborough Cotton Mill Blues," a song that his father, Don, did more than 40 years ago as a member of The Hillmen; "That's Just Me," by Billy Currington; "Carolina Rain" and "God Reached Down," by Spears; "Meadow on the Mountain" and "Anniversary of the Blues" by Ray Edwards; and "Ain't Gonna Let You Drag Me Down," by Robert Gateley.

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Anna Parmelee, right, the Staples High School student was one of six National Merit Scholarship Finalists from her Westport, Conn., school. These finalists will now be considered for Merit Scholarships.
  • Bill Parmelee, the chief financial officer of National Gypsum Co., joined businessmen from other large Charlotte, N.C., companies for a roundtable on the impact President Obama’s economic-stimulus package. Bill said he was encouraged by provisions offering tax credits for first-time home buyers, but worried whether the package was big enough. "Residential housing, that’s what led into this [recession], and fixing housing first is what’s going to lead us out." Bill said the $8,000 credit was OK, but the originally proposed $15,000 credit would have been better. He also said it would be better if the money were available at closing, rather than when buyers file their taxes.
  • Cindie Parmelee, the day trader and mother of two was featured in a story on patients with an underactive thyroid gland, also known as hypothyroidism, receiving treatment at Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers in Marietta, Ga. Shortly after the birth of her second child, Cindie says she “kind of went in a downward spiral to where I felt half-dead." Too tired to function, she suffered chronic headaches, became depressed and gained weight. “I think I probably wasted a good five years of my life being tired and lethargic, worn down, agitated and aggravated."
  • Julia Parmelee, the 9-year-old Ohio gymnast, a member of the Medina Gymnastics Academy's team, finished eighth on the beam in the Buckeye Classic in Columbus. More than 2000 gymnasts competed in the meet.
  • Mason Parmalee, the Newark Valley basketball played led his team with 13 points in Section 4 Boys Basketball Tournament play against Chenango Forks, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinals lost to the Blue Devils, 70-39.
  • Tanner Parmely, the Wiley, Colo., basketball player chipped in nine points as her team defeated South Baca, 40-33, in the first round of Class 1A District 3 tournament play at Lamar. Wiley advances to the regionals.
  • Scott Parmelee, the Penfield, N.Y., curling addict who plays about twice a week instructs first-timers at the nearby Rochester Curling Club. An avid golfer, Scott said curling gives him a sport to play during the winter months. He got hooked on the sport after watching the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. "Curlers would rather lose a game than cheat," he said.

09-1 NEWS
GREG PARMLEY

By the time he heard the pitter-patter of water dripping inside his home last winter, the damage had already been done. Ice and snow had built up along the eaves of Greg Parmley's one-story ranch home in Sheboygan, Wis., creating an ice dam. As it melted, instead of draining off his roof, the water entered his home. To put it bluntly, he said, the frozen pond sitting atop his home was similar to submerging his roof underwater. "If you stick your house underwater, it's going to leak and cause pretty catastrophic damage," said Greg, 51. "Shingles are designed for water runoff. If water starts backing up on top of a roof, it will find its way into the house." Roofing professionals say that ice dams were a major problem during last winter's near-record snowfall, and ice buildup is becoming an issue again with this winter's heavy snow. But most people aren't aware of the issue until water begins leaking into their homes. Ever since he found water leaking near the skylights in his roof last winter, Greg has been determined not to let it happen again, which has been somewhat easy for him, since he works at a hardware store that sells products aimed at preventing ice dams. After every snowfall, Greg, who manages Trilling True Value Hardware in Sheboygan, heads outside with a roof rake to clear the first 4 feet of snow off his home. He's also installed heated de-icing cables on his roof, which create troughs to allow water to drain properly. The store also sells "roof socks" that periodically release calcium chloride onto a roof. However, experts warn that the chemical is corrosive and can shorten the life of metal gutters and down spouts. Greg said the store started the season with 350 roof rakes in stock, and the rakes are selling quickly. The rakes are good for clearing snow — not ice — and must be used gently so they don't damage shingles. If ice accumulates, it's another issue. De-icing cables are among the best ways to deal with ice buildup, according to Greg, but the cables have to be installed on a roof clear of snow or ice.

These other family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Bruce and Debra Parmelee, the Chenango, N.Y., couple recently hosted Muthanna Abdulwahid of Iraq for the holidays. The two men met in 2003 when Abdulwahid worked as a translator for CHF International, a humanitarian aid organization that helps rebuild war-torn and low-income countries. Bruce serves as the organization's acting director of global security. Abdulwahid, 31, just finished his first semester as a graduate student at the Oklahoma State University School of International Studies. He won a full scholarship as part of the Iraqi Scholars and Leaders program.
  • Deborah Parmely, one of many out at the stores the day after Christmas in Tippecanoe County, Ind. "I'm returning a DS game," she said.
  • Jake Parmalee, the 6-year-old St. Elizabeth Seton pupil was surprised by an unexpected visitor at his Naples, Fla., school. A fire alarm sent students out into the parking lot. As a fire engine’s horn sounded, a few students began crying. But the tears dried up quickly. "I thought it was a real fire and then, when I saw Santa [get out of the truck]," Jake said. "I was surprised."
  • Jalen Parmele, the sixth-round NFL draft pick out of Toledo has signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Ravens. With running back Ray Rice nursing a bruised shin, the Ravens enlisted Jalen who was signed off the Miami Dolphins' practice squad. To make room for him on the roster, the Ravens placed defensive tackle Lamar Divens on injured reserve. Divens has a shoulder injury. Coach John Harbaugh says the Ravens have been studying Jalen all year and felt like he was the best player the team could bring in.
  • Mary Parmelee, the American Water Works Association has announced the publication of its new biweekly electronic newsletter, Streamlines, with her editor.
  • Robert Parmley, his appointment to the Monticello, Ky., Park Board was approved by the City Council.
  • Sally Parmlee, the Riley High School senior and the rest of the South Bend, Ind., marching band appeared in the half-time show at the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 28. Students said fundraising for the trip was the most difficult but rewarding part. "The main thing we did is Notre Dame games, which you get at least a $100 a person per game cause a ton of people go there and spend a lot of money on concessions," said Sally. "We also did candle sales and pet food treat sales."
  • Tim Parmley, manager of Virginia Tech's MARE Center in Middleburg, Va., is finding homes for 13 horses that were used for studies on nutrition and growth, as well as exercise physiology. The group, whose ages ranged from 6 to 22 years, originally included one thoroughbred stallion, 11 thoroughbred mares, and an Arabian gelding. While some have been placed, nine--all in good shape--are still looking for homes.
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